Paper 15.234

H. P. Lee et al., "Development of an Anthropometric Database Representing the Singapore Population", in Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2015, pp. 234-241,


Development of an Anthropometric Database Representing the Singapore Population


Heow Pueh LEE 1, Saurabh GARG 1, Nicolette CHHUA 2, Frederick TEY 2

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore;
2 Defense Medical & Environmental Research Institute, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore


Anthropometric design is one of the most important disciplines within the area of ergonomic approaches. The objective of this study is to develop and establish an anthropometric database that represents the Singapore population. The database collected would be useful for other potential applications such as the local retailed industry for apparels, shoes, vehicles and furniture; transport industry for the decision on cabin and seat sizes, and also many major and large corporations with large number of employees. More than 2000 Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will be recruited from the public to take part in this survey. Age and gender will be sampled independently per age and gender group in a total of 5 age groups (16-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50 and 51-60). Racial/ethnic strata will not be controlled but will be reported as part of the biographical data. Body measurements are taken with a combination of traditional anthropometric tools and three-dimensional body and foot scanner. The subject's feet and hand are scanned using a Delcam iQube foot scanner. The subject's body is scanned in six postures using the VITUS Smart XXL 3D Body Scanner. In this paper, we will report some interesting findings arising from this anthropometric study on demographics, foot and shoe sizes and also the ergonomic study of chairs in two large lecture theatres and the seats of internal shuttle buses plying the campus.


Full paper: 15.234.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2015, 27-28 Oct. 2015, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 234-241
DOI: 10.15221/15.234

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